There is a lot to be curious about in this town. On a blue-skied, sunny, spring day in Sebastian you will see boats drifting down the Intracoastal Waterway, sounds of seagulls in the distance on Pelican Island, and feel the slight cool breeze coming off the water onto Indian River Drive.
With plenty of things to explore, we’ve named just a few of the local favorites in the area for you to enjoy:
1. Riverview Park – On a nice day, take a bike ride down through Sebastian’s Riverview Park located along the Indian River. With plenty of amenities such as fishing piers, picnic pavilions, kids play area, War Veteran’s Memorial, and open scenic views of the waterway, you can take an afternoon stroll and may also find some live music or events happening down at the park.
2. Fishing – Known as a fisherman’s town, Sebastian is home to some of the best fishing spots on the East Coast of Florida. With both inshore and offshore fishing options, there are plenty of areas to cast a line out on the diverse waterways of the Indian River Lagoon, as well as out on the Atlantic Ocean with the access of the Sebastian Inlet. Home to a variety of species such as snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, and much more, its a fisherman’s paradise.
3. Golf – For those who are looking to go green, you can find a variety of courses that suit your style of play. Check out our Local Amenities link for more information on course locations.
4. Captain Hiram’s –
One of the local favorite’s to hangout and relax is at Captain Hiram’s. Whether you are looking for some great seafood options, a cold drink or live music, Captain Hiram’s Sandbar has it all! With an island inspired theme, you can grab a table on the sandy shore along the water and enjoy the view.
5. Crab-E-Bills Indian River Seafood – If you are looking to get freshly caught local seafood, Crab-E-Bills is a place to come by. Serving the residents of Sebastian with daily caught fish, shrimp, clams and more, they take pride in serving you “From the hook to the cook!”
6. Pareidolia Brewing Company – Sebastian’s first Craft Brewery! With a variety of different beverages to choose from, Pareidolia is a Craft Beer enthusiasts spot.
They not only brew their own beer, but also serve some other featured craft brewery taps, as well as a selection of wine, cider, and Kombucha for everyone to find something they enjoy. Hungry? No problem, they also serve a menu known as their “Pub Grub”. Come stop-in, have a flight of freshly brewed beer, and chat with the locals out on the deck! View what they are serving on tap and on the menu this week: Pareidolia Brewing
Looking for more adventure? Take a short drive across the river to Sebastian Inlet State Park where you can explore the nature and historic beauty hidden in Sebastian.
7. Sebastian Fishing Museum – Located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian’s Fishing Museum is filled with historical artifacts. It is truly a landmark of how Sebastian became to be, and celebrates the lives of the fisherman who held the town’s culture. The museum is open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., except major holidays. To schedule a visit, you can find more details at Sebastian Inlet State Park
8. Historic Jungle Trail– If you continue to head south from Sebastian Inlet, you will find a road hidden off state road A1A which leads into the historic Jungle Trail. The trail runs 8-miles through the habitat of Florida’s Barrier Islands along the Indian River Lagoon. The trail starts with the nation’s first wildlife refuge; Pelican Island Nature Reserve. From here, you can walk down the 2.5 mile path that leads to some spectacular look-out towers of Pelican Island. The trail then continues on through a sandy, hard-packed road safe for cyclists, joggers, and a nice scenic drive covered with plenty of mangroves, overhanging trees, and some of Florida’s spectacular green vegetation. You definitely want to take a trip off the beaten path to explore the historic Jungle Trail.
Vero and Vero Beaches
But wait…there’s more! With so many places to explore in the area, be sure to check out the surrounding areas of Vero and Vero Beach only a short drive south with some incredible views and beaches. Take the day and see for yourself the many discoveries of Indian River County.
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